Kim Cooley
(972) 350-8817

Kim Cooley is in her sixteenth year teaching and fifth year as Director of Bands at Creek Valley Middle School.  Her responsibilities include: directing Honor Winds, assisting the Symphonic and Jazz Bands, and teaching beginning flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, and saxophone classes.

Under the direction of Mrs. Cooley, the Honor Winds has been awarded Superior ratings at UIL, Peak Festivals, and the Dallas Winds Festival.  The Honor Winds was also awarded Best In Class and Most Outstanding Middle School Band at Peak Festivals and was named a National Winner in the Mark of Excellence Contest in 2013 and 2015.  Recently, the Creek Valley Honor Winds were selected to perform at the 70th Annual Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago in December 2016.

Mrs. Cooley came to Creek Valley from Arbor Creek, where she was the Assistant Director of Bands for ten years.  The Symphonic Band under Mrs. Cooley was awarded numerous 1st divisions and Sweepstakes trophies. The Symphonic Bands were awarded "Best In Class" at the Springfest Music Festivals and Peak Festivals 5 years in a row.

Prior to her appointment she was a graduate assistant and conductor of the University Wind Ensemble at West Texas A&M, under Dr. Gary Garner, where she earned her bachelor's and master's degree.  Her professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and Texas Music Adjudicators Association.

Mr. Tanner Trigg is currently the Director of Percussion for the Hebron High School Cluster in Carrollton, Texas. Prior to his experience at Hebron, he was the Director of Percussion at Aledo High School.  Mr. Trigg was also on the instructional staff for the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps from 2012 – 2014. Tanner holds a BM in Music Education from Texas Christian University, where he was a student of Brian West.

As an educator, Tanner has fostered several students to the All–Region, All–Area, and All–State bands. The Aledo Percussion Studio has been named outstanding percussion at numerous marching contests as well as 1st Place at several drum line competitions including the HEB drumline contest and the Lonestar Classic.  Aledo Middle School performed at the Midwest Concert and Clinic in 2013 where the percussion ensemble was featured. Aledo also received 1st place in the Black Swamp Percussion Showcase contest in the spring of 2014 and was highlighted on the Black Swamp website for their first place finish. Most recently, he lead the Aledo program to be named the winners of the Percussive Arts Society Showcase Competition and his group performed at the 2014 Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis.

As a performer, Mr. Trigg has shared the stage with artists Mark Ford, Sandi Rennick, Bob Becker, Brian Zator, She-e Wu, and Darren Dyke. He has had the opportunity to perform as a clinician twice with the Phantom Regiment Percussion Ensemble and twice as a showcase artist with Birdville High School and Texas Christian University at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention.  He was a member of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps from 2008 – 2010. With Phantom Regiment he received the Fred Sanford High Percussion Awards in 2008 and 2010 and placed first in Drum Corps International World Championships in 2008.

 Tanner is a current adjudicator, percussion arranger and clinician across the United States and proudly endorsers Innovative Percussion, Dynasty USA, and Remo products.